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Pride To Beef Up Security After Hijack

03/12/2018

Pride in London, which will take place again on July 6th 2019, has published its Impact Report, reflecting on the triumphs and failures of the event in the last Pride season.  Of particular note, the organising committee have expressed their regret that a small of group of radical lesbian feminists who dislike Transgender People, had been allowed to hijack the front of the march, trampling on the large rainbow flag that leads the procession, and obscuring veteran LGBT workers representing the NHS.  This action alienated many people and is said to have lost feminism a lot of support within the community.  The Pride Report said that they had decided to permit the hijackers to march in Pride, as it was a hot day and they feared violence if they intervened to stop them.  This is not beyond the realm of possibility, as we know that some radical feminists have made public threats to physically assault transwomen in particular.  In 2019, security will be tightened, and the Pride organisers say they hope that they can balance the variety of views and groups within the LGBTQ communities in a peaceful fashion.  Gay newswire Pink News reports that many regional Prides last summer also tightened security after threats from radical feminists.  Others have noted that these voices are not the only ones at work in the community, and point out that the majority of feminists are totally in favour of trans equality.  

 

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